You can access some EyeTV content via a web browser, when iPhone Access is on.
This feature was known as Wi-Fi Access in earlier versions of EyeTV. This URL can only be used to view recordings - you cannot view Live TV, and you can't see Schedules, or a Guide. To receive all of those features, use the EyeTV for iPhone/iPad app.
When using EyeTV 3.3 or greater, the interface will look like this:
When using EyeTV 3.3 and Live3G, you will be able to see both Recordings and Live TV via Safari (under OS X 10.6)
1) iPhone Access needs to be turned on.
Solution: Visit the EyeTV Menu, and select Preferences. Choose the iPhone section, and then select "Enable access from EyeTV for iPhone."
That will allow EyeTV to connect to EyeTV for iPhone/iPad or Live3G , over a local network. Other options, like "Use My EyeTV", are not required for the basic local network connection via Wi-Fi.
If it's already on, try turning off iPhone Access, then turn it on again - that may help EyeTV connect to EyeTV for iPhone/iPad or Live3G.
2) Look for EyeTV as a Bonjour service.
To find the URL where you can access EyeTV on your network, you can use a web browser like
. They can detect Bonjour
services, and EyeTV uses that to connect to EyeTV for iPhone/iPad
In Safari, visit the Safari Menu
, and select Preferences
. In the Bookmarks
section, select Include Bonjour
under the Collections
Next, visit the Bookmarks Menu
, and select Show all Bookmarks.
Look in the Collections
section for Bonjour
, and see if your EyeTV content is available.
If it is listed, then you'll know that EyeTV is properly transmitting
content as a Bonjour service.
Select that Bonjour link, and you'll see the URL you can use in a web browser on your Mac, or on your iPhone.
For example, the Bonjour name of a computer may be nick.local
. In that case, the URL that EyeTV makes is http://nick.local.:2170/eyetv/
3) Change the URLSolution:
To find your Bonjour name, visit the Sharing section of the OS X System Preferences.
Press the Edit
button to change that .local address.
You can also use your Mac's IP address instead of the .local address. So, http://nick.local.:2170/eyetv/
would become something like http://192.168.0.5:2170/eyetv/
Please refer to these other articles about other aspects of EyeTV for iPhone/iPad and Live3G:
If none of these steps help, then please contact Elgato Technical Support for further troubleshooting.
You can visit http://support.elgato.com to report your problem. Please let Elgato
Technical Support know that you tried the steps in this article (#3661).
We would also like you to send us more information about your Mac:
1) Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu.
2) Press the More Info... button to start the System Profiler application
3) Select Save As... from the File Menu
4) Save the report as System Profiler 4.0 (XML) format
5) Attach this file to your support ticket